Volunteers invited to Namekagon River clean-up

Sept. 17 event will organize trash removal, with a celebration in Hayward to follow.




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Garbage found in the Namekagon. (Photo courtesy Wild Rivers Conservancy)

Visitor numbers have increased on the wild and scenic Namekagon River and that means more garbage left behind. Now is your opportunity to give back to the river you love. Join Wild Rivers Conservancy and friends for a river clean-up on Saturday, September 17, followed by a celebration of your good work.

This free event is a great opportunity for students to earn volunteer service hours, families to spend time together outdoors, and friends to team up to help the Namekagon. All ages are welcome.

Activities will kick off in Hayward, Wisconsin at 9 AM. Participants will then head to designated locations to clean up the river by land or water. Tools, trash bags, and snacks will be provided, bring your work gloves and happy face. Together we will celebrate your service and the community with an afterparty in Hayward at 3 PM featuring beverages from the Angry Minnow, local food from Main Street Tacos, prizes, and live music.

All trash will be properly disposed of by the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway after the event.

Special thanks to the National Park Service, Hayward Fly Fishing Company, Angry Minnow Brewing Company, Patagonia, Simms, Fishpond, and the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event.

For event specifics including the meet-up locations and to register, please visit: https://wildriversconservancy.org/event/2022cleanup/


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Volunteers invited to Namekagon River clean-up